MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, 29 OF 1996: GUIDELINE FOR THE COMPILATION OF A MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PREVENTION, MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK

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MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, 29 OF 1996: GUIDELINE FOR THE COMPILATION OF A MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PREVENTION, MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Notice Title: Mine Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996 (“MHSA”): Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for the prevention, mitigation and management of COVID-19 outbreak

Government Notice: GN 701 in GG 44947 on 6 August 2021

Commencing date: 13 August 2021

The Chief Inspector of Mines (“the CIoM”), under section 49(6) of the MHSA, and in consultation with the Council, issued the revised Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for the prevention, mitigation and management of COVID-19 outbreak (“the Guideline”).

The guideline has been developed to provide a framework to mitigate and manage Covid-19 outbreak amongst employees in the South African mining industry, and the publication serves as the first revision of the Guideline following legislative developments and guidelines issued by the National Department of Health.

The amendments relate to, amongst others, the following:

  • A new reference number, namely DMR 16/3/2/5-A4, and no longer DMR 16/3/2/5-A3.
  • Section 8.3 of the Guideline relating to the Covid-19 mitigation and management programme.
  • Section 8.4 of the Guideline relating to monitoring and reporting.

How to ensure compliance at my operations?

Employers must ensure that their existing Code of Practice for the prevention, mitigation and management of COVID-19 outbreak is reviewed and aligned with the revised Guideline.

For more information or assistance please contact Gert van der Waal at gert@shangoni.co.za

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